easyJet adopts eco-flying platform to reduce emissions

The fuel management software is expected to enable airlines to save fuel and reduce their carbon footprint by up to 5%

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European airline easyJet has adopted an advanced eco-flying solution to help reduce the fuel it burns and therefore cut carbon emissions.

It has chosen SkyBreathe, developed by OpenAirlines, a cloud, AI and big data solution, which enables airlines to save fuel and reduce their carbon footprint by up to 5%.

The fuel management software will automatically collect and analyse data from more than 300 aircrafts operated by easyJet and combine them with data from other sources – such as weather conditions, maintenance and flight paths – and identify the most relevant fuel saving opportunities.

The solution is said to help the airline implement the most efficient procedures on the ground – such as pushback, taxi and takeoff – and during flight – such as climb, cruise and landing – to maximise the reduction of carbon.

Captain David Morgan, Director of Flight Operations at easyJet said: “easyJet has committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions flying by 2050 and so we are working with a range of partners to reduce our carbon emissions today as well as accelerate the development of carbon-free technology in the future.

“The adoption of SkyBreathe® enables us to more easily identify where improvements can be made now, which will play an important role in reducing our carbon emissions with immediate and concrete results. We continue to offset the carbon emissions from the fuel used for all our flights.”

Other airlines using the SkyBreathe software include Air France, Norwegian, IndiGo, Flydubai and Atlas Air.